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Flying the Confederate flag is like giving Minnesota the finger

It's an insult to the Minnesotans who died fighting against traitorous southerners.

It's an insult to the Minnesotans who died fighting against traitorous southerners.

Reader Chris Neff responds to Supportive mom: Son's confederate flag about 'people that fought for where we are today':

Maybe you can explain to us dummies why the words "slave" and "slavery" are mentioned 84 times in the Declaration of Causes for the thirteen states that seceded? The only people rewriting history are folks like you who have no interest in truth.

By the way, flying that flag in Minnesota is a middle finger to the 1st Minnesota Regiment who suffered over 80% casualty rate but still held Cemetery Ridge. This was a critical juncture in the war. If the 1st Regiment hadn't held the line, the Confederates would have probably reached the Union officers and killed them. The entire course of the war may have been altered.

So keep it in mind that there are men buried at Fort Snelling and in Virginia who fought for the state and nation you live in the next time you think about trying to pass off the Confederate Battle Flag as some sort of honorable legacy.